thankless

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thank·less

 (thăngk′lĭs)
adj.
1. Not feeling or showing gratitude; ungrateful.
2. Not likely to be appreciated: a thankless job.

thank′less·ly adv.
thank′less·ness n.

thankless

(ˈθæŋklɪs)
adj
1. receiving no thanks or appreciation: a thankless job.
2. ungrateful: a thankless pupil.
ˈthanklessly adv
ˈthanklessness n

thank•less

(ˈθæŋk lɪs)

adj.
1. not likely to be appreciated or rewarded: a thankless job.
2. not feeling or expressing gratitude; ungrateful: a thankless child.
[1530–40]
thank′less•ly, adv.
thank′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.thankless - not feeling or showing gratitudethankless - not feeling or showing gratitude; "ungrateful heirs"; "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is / To have a thankless child!"- Shakespeare
2.thankless - not likely to be rewardedthankless - not likely to be rewarded; "grading papers is a thankless task"
unrewarding - not rewarding; not providing personal satisfaction

thankless

adjective unrewarding, unappreciated Soccer referees have a thankless task.
rewarding

thankless

adjective
1. Not showing or feeling gratitude:
2. Not apt to be appreciated:
Translations
غَيْر مَمنون، غَيْر شاكِر
nevděčný
utaknemmelig
vanòakklátur
iyilikten anlamaznankör

thankless

[ˈθæŋklɪs] ADJ (= unrewarding, ungrateful) → ingrato

thankless

[ˈθæŋkləs] adjingrat(e)
it's a thankless task → c'est une tâche ingrate

thankless

adjundankbar; a thankless taskeine undankbare Aufgabe

thankless

[ˈθæŋklɪs] adj (unrewarding, task) → ingrato/a

thank

(θӕŋk) verb
to express appreciation or gratitude to (someone) for a favour, service, gift etc. He thanked me for the present; She thanked him for inviting her.
ˈthankful adjective
grateful; relieved and happy. He was thankful that the journey was over; a thankful sigh.
ˈthankfully adverb
ˈthankfulness noun
ˈthankless adjective
for which no-one is grateful. Collecting taxes is a thankless task.
ˈthanklessly adverb
ˈthanklessness noun
thanks noun plural
expression(s) of gratitude. I really didn't expect any thanks for helping them.
interjection
thank you. Thanks (very much) for your present; Thanks a lot!; No, thanks; Yes, thanks.
ˈthanksgiving noun
the act of giving thanks, especially to God, eg in a church service. a service of thanksgiving.
Thanksˈgiving noun
(also Thanksgiving Day) in the United States, a special day (the fourth Thursday in November) for giving thanks to God.
thanks to
because of. Thanks to the bad weather, our journey was very uncomfortable.
thank you
I thank you. Thank you (very much) for your present; No, thank you.
References in classic literature ?
Well, you need not let go your hold of me so thanklessly the moment you feel yourself our of danger.
Where I have but sipped and tasted, he drains the cup to the dregs; and if ever for a moment I have sought to drown the voice of reflection in madness and folly, or if I have wasted too much of my time and talents among reckless and dissipated companions, God knows I would gladly renounce them entirely and for ever, if I had but half the blessings that man so thanklessly casts behind his back - but half the inducements to virtue and domestic, orderly habits that he despises - but such a home, and such a partner to share it
I am that lowly peasant girl whom thou in thy goodness or for thy pleasure wouldst raise high enough to call herself thine; I am she who in the seclusion of innocence led a contented life until at the voice of thy importunity, and thy true and tender passion, as it seemed, she opened the gates of her modesty and surrendered to thee the keys of her liberty; a gift received by thee but thanklessly, as is clearly shown by my forced retreat to the place where thou dost find me, and by thy appearance under the circumstances in which I see thee.
I would just ask when anyone expresses an opinion or takes an action that impugns, challenges the greatness or "political correctness" of this country, its soldiers or its government leaders, that they consider the impact their action may have on individuals who have sacrificed thanklessly for that freedom.
The ALPIA, founded in 2000 solely to promote a positive public image of lawyers, created the day in 2001 so lawyers and everyone in the legal community are celebrated for all the good they do, often thanklessly.
It is an amazing team, doing very humbling things, thanklessly.
No wonder Secret Service director Lynne Jacobs (Angela Bassett, thanklessly stentorian as ever) discourages Aaron Eckhart's President Benjamin Asher from leaving the eternally secure confines of the U.
Those nurses tirelessly and thanklessly give their time up to tend the sick and elderly.
TORY MP Philip Davies has shown the two-faced attitude of his party towards the loyal carers who save the NHS millions by tirelessly and thanklessly giving up their time to tend to the sick and elderly.
From that day onwards, Ashraf has thanklessly spent days and nights supporting bereaved families by arranging the last journey of their lost ones.
Maid jokes, a coming-to-America one-liner, grandma cooking thanklessly at the stove and way too much Spanglish.
However, he said the Computer Emergency Readiness Team | Coordination Centre (CERT|CC) the national CERT which created CSIRT was up to the challenge of protecting the country s data, and act as the country s front line soldiers, fighting the war thanklessly, away from the public eye.